Boris Becker Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2015
Boris Becker gives Novak Djokovic a few pointers ahead of the semifinal against Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon 2015Reuters

A sigh of relief would have come out of Novak Djokovic after watching Stanislas Wawrinka fail to lock a place in the Wimbledon semifinals. However, the world number one will know Richard Gasquet is a pretty dangerous customer as well, easily capable of upsetting the applecart on Friday.

Djokovic vs Wawrinka would have been the dream semifinal, but that was turned around after Gasquet came away with an outstanding victory over the Swiss in a marathon five-setter, with the final set going the Frenchman's way 11-9.

"[I want] to play a big game, to be aggressive, try to be very aggressive," Gasquet said about carrying forward the form to the semifinal against Djokovic. "I played him in Paris. I tried to control the game.

"Of course, he was playing much better than me. I couldn't do many games in that match. I don't remember exactly the score, but it was tough.

"So I want to enjoy it, to play a better match than I did in Paris. It's important for me to think I can win this match. That's the most important. To go on the court and think you can win, it's something I need to do it on my mental part, to be there to win."

As much as Gasquet would like to believe there is a good chance of him going into the Wimbledon final, he will also know if Djokovic is in the zone on Friday, there will be only one winner. However, as the Serbian showed in that fourth round match against Kevin Anderson, put a little pressure, and anything can happen.

Gasquet's primary job will be to cut out the mistakes and ask Djokovic questions he doesn't want to answer. Easier said than done, but certainly well within the realms of possibility.

"He's an incredible player to face in semis to be in Grand Slam final," Gasquet added. "You need to win against these guys in semis. Of course, I'm there. I want to enjoy that moment and to try to reach the final.

"Novak is the favourite. Everybody knows that. But I want to take my chance and we will see what will happen."

Djokovic will know he will be expected to win the semifinal in three sets. Against Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals, the defending champion was that mean machine, picking off his opponent when necessary to ease to victory.

You almost feel that will be the case on Friday as well, with Gasquet, even if he has the game to trouble any opponent in the world – and Wawrinka will be testament to that – not quite having the all-round consistency when compared to the world number one.

"I think the biggest difference with Richard now, maybe comparing to the last couple years, is his fitness," said the fittest man in the circuit. "I think he improved a lot. I heard he worked hard to get himself really fit and ready to go the distance, and it's paying off.

"He always had a touch, he always had the talent. He loves playing on grass. I expect him to come out on the court wanting to win."

Djokovic, however, wants the semifinal, and possibly the final after that, to be played in that exalted gear he so often finds in the big matches.

"I've been playing really good," Djokovic added. "I'm hoping I have that extra gear. I'm hoping it can come out now in semifinals, most important matches, final stages of the tournament.

"Obviously an experience of being in these final stages of Wimbledon many times is going to help me to approach it in a proper way.

"I still feel like I can do certain things better. But, again, winning against Marin Cilic in straight sets in quarterfinals of Wimbledon is a good win and I have to take the best out of it."

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The first semifinal of the men's singles -- Djokovic vs Gasquet -- is scheduled for a 1 pm BST (5.30 pm IST, 8 am ET) start on Centre Court.

Live TV coverage of the singles semifinal matches will be on Starsports 2, while all the action of Wimbledon 2015 can also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports online.

Viewers in the UK can watch Novak Djokovic vs Richard Gasquet live on BBC One and BBC Two, while the match can also be live streamed on BBC iPlayer.

Audience in the US can watch Gasquet vs Djokovic live on ESPN, while the option for a live stream is on Watch ESPN. The Radio option for the men's singles match is Wimbledon Radio.

Viewers in Australia will be able to watch the Wimbledon 2015 semifinal match live on Channel 7, with the online live streaming option on 7tennis.